|The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - William Selig|
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the mus...
Keywords: Wizard of Oz; 1910; L Frank Baum; Silent
Downloads: 79,189 (9 reviews)
|A Christmas Carol - J. Searle Dawley|
Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet. Remastered, retitled, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010.
Keywords: 1910; Silent; Charles Dickens; Christmas; A Christmas Carol; Charles Ogle
Downloads: 40,347 (7 reviews)
|Captain Z-Ro - Christopher Columbus|
Episode 1 of the syndicated filmed series. Captain Z-Ro uses his time machine to protect humankind at various junctions in history. Public domain status: Registered as a published film 25 June 1955(LP11103). Not renewed. Subsequent copyright re-registration rejected in 1985: Captain Z-Ro/Christopher Columbus. By Captain Z-Ro Productions, Inc. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000216077 PA reg...
Keywords: Sci - fi; Classic TV
Downloads: 5,818 (3 reviews)
|The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge? - Joseph Seidon|
Sherlock Holmes parody made with marionettes.
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Conan Doyle; Marionettes
Downloads: 3,491 (2 reviews)
|Manfish - W Lee Wilder|
Lon Chaney. Victor Jory and John Bromfield star in this nautically set variation on the Poe stories The Tell-Tale Heart and The Gold Bug. Three fishermen go in search of a treasure and it leads to murder.
Keywords: Manfish; AAP; Lon Chaney Jr; Victor Jory; John Bromfield; Edgar Allan Poe; Murder; Guilt; Revenge; Mystery; Action; Sea; Boat
Downloads: 2,672 (1 review)
|Marie Galante - Wilfred R Sheehan|
An early Spencer Tracy outing in this spy thriller set in Panama.
Keywords: Spencer Tracy; Spies; Panama Canal
Downloads: 10,685 (8 reviews)
|Studio One - Two Sharp Knives - Franklin J Schaffner|
This is Season 2 Episode 10 Original Air Date 14 November 1949 Based on a story By Dashiell Hammet CAST Stanley Ridges Wynne Gibson Theodore Newton Peggy French Richard Purdy Hildy Parks Robert Emhardt Seth Arnold William Lee Tony Pellerin Paul Porter Richard Robbins Abe Vigoda Roland Wood Charles Kuhn Features original Westinghouse ads/demonstrations with Betty Furness
Keywords: Classic TV; Studio One; Dashiell Hammett
Downloads: 4,361 (4 reviews)
|The Vampire Bat - Phil Goldstone|
"These are the TALONS of The Vampire Bat" This copy is sharper than the others that appear on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered: THE VAMPIRE BAT. 1933. 7 reels. Credits: Producer, Phil Goldstone; director, Frank Strayer; screen story, Edward T. Lowe; film editor, Otis Garrett. (c) Majestic Pictures Corp.; 19Jan33; LP3579. NO RENEWALS FOUND. There are two versions available for download: - NTSC (480p @ 24 fps) Run Time: 1:02:37 - PAL (576p @ 25 fps) Run Time: 1:00:0...
Keywords: vampire; bat; horror; golden age; Lionel Atwill; Fay Wray; Melvyn Douglas; Dwight Frye; George E Stone; Frank Strayer
Downloads: 5,110 (4 reviews)
|Jail Bait - Edward D Wood Jr|
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983.
Keywords: Edward D Wood Jr; Mystery; Crime Thriller; Steve Reeves; Delores Fuller; Lyle Talbot; Ed Wood
Downloads: 38,887 (14 reviews)
|The Scar - Steve Sekely|
A film noir exploration of the doppelganger theme. A criminal attempts to impersonate his psychiatrist double. Directed by Steve Sekely
Keywords: film noir; paul henreid; Joan Bennet; Steve Sekely
Downloads: 2,216 (1 review)
|Cleopatra - Helen Gardner|
Cleopatra is a silent film created in 1912 by Helen Gardner and the Helen Gardner Picture Players. The film, in which Gardner stars in the title role, was based on a play written by Victorien Sardou. In a series of elaborately staged tableaux, it depicts Cleopatra (Gardner) and her love affairs, first with handsome fisherman-slave Pharon, then with Marc Antony. The film features lavish sets and costumes and at just over an hour, it was considered fairly lengthy.
Keywords: Cleopatra; Julius Caesar; Mar Antony; Helen Gardner; Charles Gaskill; Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; Ancient Rome; Silent; Silent film
Downloads: 8,489 (3 reviews)
|The Sensation Seekers - Lois Weber|
A rarity. Surviving extant fragments of the 1926 production based on Ernest Pascal's story "Egypt". Roughly 1/3 of the film missing. Most of the beginning middle and end of the film are present. All of the material is pieced together in the correct chronological order it appeared in the film.This is the final feature directed by Lois Weber. This film stars the legendary silent screen siren Billie Dove.
Keywords: silent; universal pictures; silent film; billie dove; lois weber; ernest pascal; egypt
Downloads: 1,129 (2 reviews)
|The Story of the Kelly Gang - Johnson and Gibson|
An attempt to create a coherent narrative out of all surviving fragments of Australia's first feature length film. Sections from the final reel are heavily decomposed. Running at just over 20 minutes, this is possibly the longest available version. What the posters said: "A thrilling moving picture from start to finish" "The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN." Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933 Released: December 1906 (Australia) January ...
Keywords: Australia; Bushrangers; Ned Kelly; Silent Film; Early Features; Lost Films; Fragments
Downloads: 5,840 (1 review)
|The Little American - Cecil B Demille|
During the first world war, a young American woman's boat is torpedoed by a German U-Boat. When she manages to return to her ancestral country of France, she witnesses the German atrocities first hand.This is Wallace Beery's first screen appearance (he plays a German soldier)Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Hobart Bosworth, Ben AlexanderDirected by Cecil B DemilleAn Artcraft Picture
Keywords: war; world war I; first world war; france; germany; america; u boat; torpedo; silent film; feture film; mary pickford; cecil b demille; Jack Holt; Ben Alexander; Hobart Bosworth; Wallace Beery
Downloads: 1,540 (1 review)
|Romance Of The Redwoods - Cecil B Demille|
During the California gold rush, a young woman travels to the west coast to live with her uncle. When she arrives she discovers he has been killed by the natives and his identity and property taken by a notorious outlaw.Stars Mary PickfordProduced and Directed by Cecil B DemilleAn Artcraft Picture
Keywords: Mary Pickford; Cecil B Demille; Artcraft Pictures; identity; murder; revenge; criminal; outlaw; vigilante; California; gold rush; silent film; feature film
Downloads: 1,207 (1 review)
|The Squaw Man - Cecil B Demille|
Cecil B Demille's first feature film as a director and producer From Wikipedia: Directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille and produced by DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, the screenplay was adapted by Beulah Marie Dix from the 1905 stage play, of the same name, written by Edwin Milton Royle. This first screen version of the story was the legendary DeMille's first movie assignment. It also holds the distinction of being the first feature-length movie filmed specifically in Hollywood...
Keywords: silent; cecil b demille; jesse lasky; paramount
Downloads: 1,227 (1 review)
|The Virginian - Cecil B Demille|
Cecil B Demille's silent feature film version of Owen Wister's novel "The Virginian" starring Dustin Farnum. A cowboy romances the local school teacher and helps apprehend a gang of cattle rustlers.
Keywords: cecil b demille; jess lasky; paramount; famous players; silent film; feature film; western; dustin farnum; silent film; feature film; paramount; jesse lasky
Downloads: 1,204 (1 review)
|The Patchwork Girl of Oz - The Oz Film Manufacturing Co|
L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" Violet MacMillan...Ojo, a Munchkin Boy Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie, Ojo's Guardian Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt, the Crooked Magician Leontine Dranet...Margolotte, his wife, who makes the Patchwork Girl Bobbie Gould...Jesseva, his daughter, betrothed to Danx Marie Wayne...Jinjur, a Maid in the Emerald City Richard Rosson...Danx, a Noble Munchkin (as Dick Rosson) Frank Bristol...The Soldier with the Green Whiskers (Omby Amby) Fred Woodwa...
Keywords: Oz; Wizard of Oz; L Frank Baum
Downloads: 12,848 (5 reviews)
|The Three Stooges Collection|
Collection of Three Stooges related film and television appearances in the public domain. SHORTS Disorder in the Court (1936) Sing A Song Of Six Pants (1947) Brideless Groom (1947) Malice in the Palace (1949) FEATURE Swing Parade (1946) TELEVISION APPEARANCES Jerks of All Trades (1949 Pilot) Ed Wynn Show (1950 Full Show) Steve Allen (1959 Clips) Danny Thomas (1965 Clips) TRAILERS Around the World in a Daze (1963) Gold Raiders (1951) Have Rocket Will Travel (1959) Snow White and The Three Stooges...
Keywords: Three Stooges; comedy
Downloads: 37,058 (1 review)
|The House I Live In - Mervyn LeRoy and Frank Ross|
Frank Sinatra teaches some young boys a lesson about tolerance.
Keywords: Frank Sinatra; Mervyn Le Roy; Frank Ross; Albert Maltz; The House I Live In
Downloads: 87,652 (7 reviews)
|The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Marshall Grant and Stanley Rubin|
Originally created as a pilot for a series of Holmes films this became a one off episode for the Lucky Strike sponsored "Your Show Time" series. It was originally aired on 25 March 1949 (Season 1 Episode 10)
Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Speckled Band; Alan Napier; Melville Cooper; Alan Shields; Your Show Time; Classic TV
Downloads: 14,033 (6 reviews)
|Who Killed Doc Robbin? - Hal Roach|
A short feature from 1948 in colour. A bunch of Rascal-like kids solve a mystery in the mansion on the hill. Features George Zucco. This is one of many 1948 Hal Roach films that lapsed into the public domain when the comany fell into financial difficulties in the 1970s.
Keywords: Hal Roach; Our Gang; Curly and His Gang; George Zucco; Old House Mystery; Colour; Short Features
Downloads: 7,255 (2 reviews)
|Seven Keys To Baldpate - George M Cohan|
George M Cohan stars in the 1917 film of his play based on the often filmed Earl Derr Biggers novel.
Keywords: George M Cohan; Baldpate; mystery; comedy; old house
Downloads: 1,747 (1 review)
|Terror Island - Jesse L Lasky|
A man is held captive by island natives who believe that his daughter has stolen a pearl belonging to their idol. This is a five reel truncated 1922 Realart print of the Houdini mystery missing a large chunk from the middle of this originally seven reel production.
Keywords: harry houdini; silent film; paramount pictures; mystery; realart; magician; illusionist; island; escape; escapist; drama; action
Downloads: 2,133 (1 review)
|Haldane of the Secret Service - Harry Houdini|
Heath Haldane (Houdini) attempts to track down the vicious criminal gang responsible for his government agent father's death while also saving the girl he loves.
Keywords: harry houdini; houdini picture corp; magician; action; g-man; secret service; crime; mystery; action; silent films
Downloads: 2,469 (1 review)
|The Wolf Man -Trailer|
origin al theatrical trailer
Keywords: universal monsters
Downloads: 1,579 (1 review)
|Topper - Henrietta Sells The House|
Rare original network print of a Topper episode. Contains original sponsor opening and closing credits and original commercials.
Keywords: Classic TV; Topper; Thorne Smith; Leo Carrol; Robert Sterling; Anne Jeffries; Ghosts; Comedy
Downloads: 10,797 (5 reviews)
|In Melbourne Tonight (Incomplete episode dated 29 December 1961) - GTV-9|
An incomplete episode of the long running Australian nightly variety show IMT, Starring Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton. The copyright in Australian television broadcasts lasts for 50 years from date of broadcast. This video copy of a kinescope recording entered the public domain 1 January 2012. This video is mastered from an extremely poor quality VHS dupe of the original kinescope. The video copy is multi-generational (tape swapping)...
Keywords: IMT; in melbourne tonight; classic tv; graham kennedy; bert newton; channel nine; GTV
Downloads: 2,459 (2 reviews)
|Night Of The Living Dead - Russell Streiner; Karl Hardman|
Some different prints of the all-time classic. 1. Raw untouched video master - how the film has been seen on late night TV and PD video's and DVDs for years. 2. A remastered version of the film presented in HD. 3. Rare international widescreen theatrical release print presented 16:9 enhanced. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Published without a valid Copyright Notice. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000046101 PA reg...
Keywords: horror; zombie; low budget; independent
Downloads: 21,206 (2 reviews)
|The Sinking of the Lusitania - Winsor McCay|
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production...
Keywords: Lusitantia; Winsor McCay; Animation; History; World War I; Propaganda
Downloads: 35,198 (6 reviews)
|Cat-Women of the Moon - Al Zimbalist|
This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup. COPYRIGHT NOTE: This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright owner to lodge a copyr...
Keywords: Sci-Fi; Cat-Women; Sonny Tufts; B-Grade; Elmer Bernstein
Downloads: 56,108 (29 reviews)
|Dressed To Kill - Roy William Neill|
Three cheap musical boxes (each one playing a subtly different version of "The Swagman"), manufactured in Dartmoor Prison, are sold at a local auction house. However, a criminal gang is determined to steal and recover all three, even if it means committing murder. Sherlock Holmes tries to recover the music boxes and crack the secret code contained in the tune before the gang can get what they want...
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Basil Rathbone; Nigel Bruce; Patricia Morrison; Holmes Herbert; Harry Cording; Arthur Conan Doyle; mystery; musical boxes; murder; Dr Watson; Roy William Neill; Universal Pictures
Downloads: 7,043 (2 reviews)
|The Kennel Murder Case - Michael Curtiz|
Philo Vance investigates one of his most famous locked-room murders.
Keywords: mystery; philo vance; michael curtiz; warner bros; william powell; mary astor; Ralph Morgan; arthur hohl; paul cavanaugh
Downloads: 2,249 (3 reviews)
|My Favorite Brunette - Daniel Dare|
A death row inmate tells the story of how he got his sentence. He was a baby photographer who made the mistake of looking for adventure by agreeing to look after his neighbor's private-eye establishment.
Keywords: bob hope; dorothy lamour; peter lorre; lon chaney jr; reginald denny; ann doran; jack larue; bing rosby; comedy; photography; private eye
Downloads: 2,209 (1 review)
|Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (The Sleeping Cardinal) - Julius Hagen|
This rare Sherlock Holmes film was released at the same time as the Raymond Massey picture "The Speckled Band". The story is partly based on two Conan Doyle short stories: "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House". Sceptical about the potential success of the film, the producers sold the rights to the film to "First Division Pictures" for 800 pounds. The film was released in July 1931 under the title "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour"...
Keywords: Feature Films; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Wontner; Ian Fleming; The Sleeping Cardinal
Downloads: 16,550 (7 reviews)
|Burke's Law - Aaron Spelling|
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963.
Keywords: Classic TV; Gene Barry; Burke's Law; Millionare Detective
Downloads: 21,073 (3 reviews)
|I'm A Fool (GE Theater)|
James Dean, Natalie Wood and Eddie Albert star in this live TV play. Hosted by Ronald Reagan.
Keywords: Classic TV; James Dean; Eddie Albert; Natalie Wood; Ronald Reagan
Downloads: 7,075 (5 reviews)
|"Thriller" The Return of Andrew Bentley - William Frye|
Season 2 Episode 12 This is the only episode of the Thriller series to enter the Public Domain. It stars and is directed by John Newland of One Step Beyond fame.
Keywords: Classic TV; Thriller; Boris Karloff; John Newland
Downloads: 10,445 (3 reviews)
|Tomorrow At Seven|
A murderer, known as "The Black Ace", menaces a number of people staying in an old dark mansion. This 1933 picture features matinee idol Chester Morris as an author intent on writing a book about the notorious criminal. He visits criminal expert Thornton Drake to get more information about the case. When someone receives the killer's calling card (the "ace of spades") the mystery begins. This is a wonderfully entertaining old fashioned mystery movie with all the hallmarks - an old house, servant...
Keywords: Chester Morris; old house; murder; mystery; writer
Downloads: 2,535 (1 review)
|Hollywood Without Makeup - Ken Murray|
A collection of behind the scenes and home movies from the golden age of Hollywood. Hosted by Ken Murray with a Special appearance by Kirk Douglas. Features footage of: Eddie Albert, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Mary Astor, Lew Ayres, Max Baer, Lucille Ball, Richard Barthelmess, Rex Bell, Edgar Bergen, Sally Blane, Humphrey Bogart, John Boles, Pat Boone, Eddie Borden, Hobart Bosworth, Clara Bow, William Boyd, Fanny Brice, Paul Brooks, Joe E...
Keywords: Classic TV; Hollywood; Ken Murray; Movie Stars; TV Special; Home Movies; Behind the Scenes
Downloads: 17,805 (8 reviews)
|Red Haired Alibi - Sigmund Neufeld|
A young hotel sales-girl becomes the paid companion of a man in New York. Little does she know that he is a notorious gangster and she will become involved in all manner of mystery and intrigue. Directed by Christy Cabanne Written by Edward T Lowe Jr Based on the novel by Wilson Collison Produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Tower Productions Photographed by Harry Forbes Edited by Irving Birnbaum Recorded by Corson Jowett CAST Merna Kennedy - Lynn Monith Theodore von Eltz - Trent Travers Grant Withers...
Keywords: gangster; feature; tower pictures; sigmun neufeld; christy cabanne; shirley temple; grant withers
Downloads: 5,294 (4 reviews)
|Stamp Day For Superman - Thomas Carr|
The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable.
Keywords: Classic TV; Superman; George Reeves; Public Service Announcement; US Treasury
Downloads: 17,711 (9 reviews)
|Satan's Harvest - George Montgomery|
This tells the story of an American private detective who inherits a large estate in South Africa. When he arrives he finds himself a hunted man. He discovers that his land is being used as a plantation for international drug smugglers. This TV schedule filler was shot in South Africa by 20th Century Fox's South African studio, Killarney Studios. The film was written and directed by George Montgomery but the screen credits an alias, Douglas K Stone...
Keywords: Drugs; Smuggling; Assassination; organised crime; South Africa; Tippi Hedren; George Montgomery
Downloads: 12,595 (3 reviews)
|The Speckled Band - Herbert Wilcox|
Rare Sherlock Holmes film starring Raymond Massey as SHerlock Holmes. Lyn Harding who plays Dr Rylot later appeared as Moriarty in "Silver Blaze"/"Murder at the Baskervilles."
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Raymond Massey
Downloads: 40,442 (6 reviews)
|Frankenstein - Trailer|
Keywords: trailer; monster movie
Downloads: 2,125 (1 review)
|Hollywood: The Fabulous Era (Henry Fonda TV Special) - David L Wolper|
This one hour TV special tells the story of Hollywood from the advent of sound up to the modern day. Originally Aired 28 November 1962. Hosted by Henry Fonda.
Keywords: Classic TV; Hollywood; Henry Fonda; Movie Stars; TV Special
Downloads: 8,520 (4 reviews)
|Shadow Of Chinatown - Robert F Hill|
Condensed feature length version of the serial.
Keywords: Bela Lugosi; serial; chinatown; crime; action
Downloads: 3,860 (1 review)
|Hysterical History - Famous Studios|
An amusing take on American History
Keywords: Animation; Cartoon
Downloads: 10,328 (1 review)
|Cat-Women of the Moon - Trailer - Al Zimbalist|
Trailer for the "Classic" sci-fi film available here
Keywords: Trailers; Sci-Fi; Cat-Women; Sonny Tufts; B-Grade; Elmer Bernstein
Downloads: 2,524 (2 reviews)
|Green Eyes - George R Batcheller|
A charming Chesterfield mystery starring 1930s/40s hero Charles Starrett. The owner of a large mansion in the country throws a costume party for some of his friends. However, the party turns sour when he is found stabbed to death in a closet. The police and a guest try to discover who committed the murder. Encoded for IPOD from a VHS master.
Keywords: Chesterfield Pictures; Charles Starrett; Richard Thorpe; B Picture
Downloads: 11,226 (4 reviews)